Hailing from Moncton, New Brunswick, indie rockers Eric's Trip formed in 1990 when musicians Rick White and Christopher Thompson of The Forest joined Julie Doiron and Ed Vaughan (who was later replaced by Mark Gaudet of Purple Knight). The first Canadian band signed to Sub Pop Records, White described their sound as "sappy melodic pop music on top of thick distortion." 1996's Purple Blue is the group's third album, issued just prior to their first break up. The psych and noise flavored anthemic pop affair served as the only record where Eric's Trip recorded together rather than White piecemealing individual parts, as on their first two albums. It's been out of print on vinyl since its original pressing.